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  CBS    KPIX 5 News Early Edition    News  News/Business. Frank  
   Mallicoat and Michelle Griego. New.  

    March 25, 2013
    4:30 - 5:00am PDT  

been camped out in front of the supreme court building since thursday. they are hoping to get one of the 150 seats set aside for the public. across the country emotions are strong on both sides of the issue. there is not any place in the constitution that allows for a different set overrulings for a different -- set of rules for a different class of people. >> i don't think the majority of justices will want to launch another culture war and will respect the right of voters to decide. >> the supreme court is not expected to issue a ruling on the same sex marriage cases until june. here's a break down of what will happen. if the court strikes down prop 8 as a violation of constitutional rights, same sex marriage would become legal nation-wide or the court would support prop 8. a third option
the court could find it lacks standing. the right to be heard on the matter. why it's not exactly clear cut some legal experts think legal rulings would stand. stay with us for continuing coverage. ktvu david stevenson will be at the supreme court for tuesday's oral arguments. he will have a live report throughout the day. join us for a ktvu news special at 6:30 when we go in-depth on the prop 8 case. we will break down the arguments and gauge reaction. the u.s. coast guard has called off the search for a man who disappeared while playing in the water near half-moon bay. the 22-year-old man had been playing soccer with friends when he vanished into the rough ocean waters. >> pretty strong current with a dead load tide. all the rips which were 200 to 300 yards were sucking pretty
hard. officials say sergeant lopez of pacifica shot and killed 19-year-old lance corporal sarah castro mat toe before turning the gun on himself. >> she just wanted to serve her country. >> the washington post reports the shooting may have stemmed from a romantic entanglement. lopez is a decorated veteran. this morning family and friends ares a mourning the loss of a hayward soldier. sergeant first class james
gruesome died thursday. he is a graduate of hayward mt. eden high school and earned an associate degree from the art institute of san francisco. he is survived by his wife, parents, and sister. happening right now secretary of state john kerry is making a surprise visit to afghanistan. he arrived a short time sag for an unannounced visit with president hamid karzai. he is concerned he may be jeopardizing progress in the war against extremists. the transfer ceremony was originally scheduled to take place two weeks ago during chuck hagel's first visit. but negotiations broke down whether the u.s. would have the power to block the release of some detainees. an agreement reached over the weekend will give them the power to veto the release of the prisoners. the 449 million project
took about seven years to finish. the tunnels along highway 1 and pacifica and half-moon bay are the first to be built in california in 50 years. it will allow drivers to avoid that section of highway that is known for landslides. crews are getting ready for the big electronic toll switch. crews will hang an electronic sign at the toll plaza today. and early wednesday morning the sign will be turned on and drivers will no longer stop. during the first days of that all electronic toll taking there will be bridge employees to wave through the traffic. >> huge change. hopefully not any big changes this morning. yeah we don't want any surprises brian or pam. right now things look pretty good around the bay area. good morning, to you. let's go outside scene take a look at 80 westbound. you can see traffic is moving along pretty well as you drive
through there there are no major problems on the east shore freeway. bay bridge toll plaza also looks light. we've been watching for road work and we don't see anything major right now. sometimes things don't get picked up when they should and they turn into major problems. we'll let you know. looking at the san jose commute northbound 280 traffic very light there. right through downtown san jose. 4:37 let's go back to steve. >> thank you, sir. we have a lot of high clouds. low clouds. another little weak system coming through. it will send in mostly sunny, partly cloudy skies today. there is another system coming in behind that. temperatures back off a little bit. the high pressure system i think it's strong enough to give us a decent day but a cooler week ahead as the stronger system toward the end of the week. you can see we start off partly cloudy skies. i think we will end upmostly sunny. 40s and 50s on the temps. a couple upper 30s there.
i guess so. that's what it says in novato scene napa. mainly 40s and 50s. not much to this system expect a lot of high clouds. patchy low clouds coming in parts of the bay. 50s, 60s, and also 70s. antioch 72. a little bit cooler coast and bay. kind of a lot of high clouds. low clouds through most of the week. a stronger system will move in. increasing clouds thursday and friday. weekend looks cloudy to mostly cloudy. is a powerful snowstorm is moving toward the east coast this morning. now this is what it looked like in kansas and missouri where up to nine inches of snow fell over the weekend. in parts of denver about a foot of snow fell. -ups of flights have been canceled or delayed from colorado to the midwest since saturday. with all this late winter snowfall forecasters say the risk of flooding could rise. >> april is right in the
middle. and as that happens, the snow melts. the ice melts and the rivers rise. not to mention the fact that rain will be falling in april. >> three to eight inches of snow could fall in parts of pennsylvania today. the storm is expected to move through new york tonight. if you have a flight schedule today you might want to check the status. 4:39 is the time right now. it is the golden ticket worth $338 million. the new information lottery officials plan to release today about the largest payouts in power ball history. the fate of stockton financial future could be decided today. the reason some say the city doesn't deceive the right to file for -- deserve the right to file for bankruptcy. traffic is moving well on highway 24. we'll tell you more about a problem that just popped up in oakland.
good morning. a lot of high clouds and patchy low clouds but mostly sunny today to partly sunny. 50s and 60s or low 70s. italian supreme court is set to rule on whether american college student amanda knox should be retried. if the court decides today that knox's acquittal can be overturned than the case will be officially over. the city of stockton is taking its bankruptcy case to federal court if if the court finds the city has done everything possible to pay its debts, stockton will become the largest city in the country to go bankrupt. creditors against stockton's chapter nine defensive plan says stockton has not done enough to cut spending. cypress worked out a last minute dayout deal with international leaders. there was already a rush to draw money from laiki.
depositors who have less than $100,000 euros will not lose any money. the financial crisis will still be difficult for cyprus and its people. >> the commissioner will do everything possible to alleviate the social consequences of this economic shocker. and help to protect the most vulnerable people. cyprus is part of the european family and europe will stand by. >> cyprus will receive a $13 billion loan package. drivers around the country are breathing a sigh of relief as gas prices continue to slip. the lundberg survey ray shows the national gas price average is $3.31. locally the average price of gas is still higher than $4. san francisco has the highest
average at $4.14. in san jose $4.03. oakland matches that price as well. overall that is 20-cents a gallon lower than this time last year. the national rifle association is attacking efforts by lawmakers to require universal background checks. they of aerofalse sense -- they offer a false sense of security. new york city mayor michael bloomberg says 90% of the public supports back ground checks. people who live in the tenderloin district plan to hold a meeting tonight that allows officers to use tasers. police chief greg suhr has asked the police commission to approve a pilot program for officers trained to carry tasers or stun guns. apple is buying a palo alto
company that could help it with its maps. they are paying $20 million for wi-fi slam. it's developed technology that can detect a smart phone users indoor location. apple confirms the deal but is not giving anymore details. time is 4:46. let's go to sal. you're fallowing an -- following an injury crash? >> that is right. it's at 98th avenue and international. reported as an auto verses pedestrian. i will put it on a map here. 98th avenue and international. a gad area to avoid. a lot of ac transit buses and just a pretty busy area. there is a lot of response on the way. fire department, medics, and police. 98th avenue at international. let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is light westbound and there are no major problems coming in through. if you are driving this morning in san jose northbound 280 traffic does look good getting up to highway 17. it's 4:46 let's go to steve. thank you, sal.
good morning. higher clouds spilling in and patchy low clouds but mostly sunny partly cloudy. a little bit more of an on shore push after a sunny weekend. temperatures today will come down slightly. but more so toward the coast and bay. looks like a garage you'll cooling -- gradual cooling trend. 30s and 40s to 50s on the temp. 47 half-moon bay. 48 fairfield. santa rosa 41. livermore at 46. weak system right here. there will be a stronger one approaching toward the end of the week. forecast models are not in sync. mostly sunny. gradual cooling trend. high clouds. patchy fog. coast and bay. 60s, 70s upper 50s with more of a westerly breeze closer to the beaches. temperatures look like they will stay stuck here for awhile. mostly sunny to partly cloudy
on tuesday. wednesday looks mostly sunny. gradually high and mid level clouds. cloudy to mostly cloudy by the weekend. >> thank you, steve. 4:48 is the time. new this morning we have just learned that britain's prince harry will visit the united states in may. full details of the trip have not been released. we do know he will be in the country from may 9th until the 15th. one of the scheduled stops inclouds a tour to new jersey to tour the damage from super storm sandy. later this morning we will learn more about the big winner of the fourth largest lottery payout in power ball history. lottery officials plan to release new details on saturday's $338 million at 7:00. just one ticket matched all six numbers. it was sold in new jersey. the winner has not been identified. those who wished they won are dishing out advice. >> we are professional. get it invested. >> put it away to make sure you will be okay for awhile.
but have fun with it. >> they can take home a lump sum payout at $221 million. you will get your chance to play when it comes to california. >> start thinking about how you will spend the money. >> i definitely will. coming up the door of a popular san francisco nightclub are closed after a shooting over the weekend. the new information we're learning that sent several people to the hospital. goodbye for now. >> emotional goodbye for the community of santa rosa. how they remember the life of a teenager who died in a tragic racing accident.
this morning grief counselors will be at his school. hundreds attended that memorial service to honor the life of marcus johnson. the eighth grader and another bystander were killed when a race car driven by marcus' cousin lost control. yesterday they remembered him as a model student and player. >> goodbye for now. goodbye for now marcus. and until we meet again, i hope
you're always the lead car and hitting all your jump shots. >> today is the first day back from spring break where johnson was an eighth grader. grief counselors there be there on campus today and a special assembly has been planned in his honor. time now 4:52. a new memorial has been made for those killed in that san bruno pipeline explosion. the community worked together for months to create the wall which is made out of sir rammic tile. it honors the eight people killed in the 2010 explosion including three members of the church. 38 homes were destroyed. two sacramento men are facing charges on forcing two women into prostitution. 23-year-old glen harris brought the women to santa rosa and martin is accused of helping
him do that. they organized a sting operation using information. one of the women posted on the internet. a popular san francisco nightclub will remained shut down at least until tomorrow night after a weekend shooting. it happened early saturday morning at the 330 rich nightclub. three men were shot following a heated argument inside the club. one victim was listed in critical condition but has been updated to stable. the other two victims suffered minor injuries. investigators are trying to figure out how a man's body ended up in the water in richmond. the body was discovered in the water near cutting boulevard yesterday afternoon. investigators don't believe his death is suspicious. deputies are sending a warning to people after a rise in door knock robberies. the sheriffs office says the thieves will knock on a door if
someone answers they will ask for directions or a random name. if no one answers they will break in. today lawyers for dr. conrad murray are expected to file an appeal to his involuntary manslaughter conviction. lawyers argue that prosecutors did not prove jackson was hooked up to an iv drip system for the drug that killed him. jackson administered the fatal dosage himself. he died in 2009 after overdosing. dr. murray is currently serving four years in prison. coming up on the 5:00 hour. let's go to sal. he is looking at traffic. you are still looking at oakland. >> that is right it's still an injury crash. so watch for it there. it's not on the freeway. it's off the freeway but that is a pretty busy area if you can avoid it probably pretty good for you to do that. right now traffic on the freeway 880 and 580 in the area looking pretty good. you are look at interstate 880 here and the live picture near
the coliseum you can see traffic is moving along very nicely. no major problems by the way. and if you are driving this morning in san francisco, northbound 101 traffic looks good and so does northbound 280 coming up to the extension. no problem getting to king street. and also coming in on the bay bridge westbound off the upper deck it looks gad. very small delay. 4:55 let's go to steve. >> thank you. low clouds. some higher clouds. a little weak system. it's not doing much but falling apart. any rain activity would be well to the north. it is giving us an on shore breeze. a lot of high clouds and low clouds. 30s and 40s and 50s on the temps. a little cooler today than we had on the weekend. we had a lot of sunshine. this low is tracking north. mostly sunny today. a lot of high clouds. patchy low clouds and fog here. 50s and 60s and 70s on the temps today. inland it will be a little
warmer. coast and bay it will be a little cooler. partly cloudy on tuesday. that system falls apart over us. mostly sunny on wednesday. and sun and clouds on thursday. we cloud it up on friday. does look cloudy to mostly cloudy over the weekend. maybe some rain. i think most will stay to the south. march madness continues and the stanford women are in the second round of the ncaa basketball tournament. the top seeded cardinal defeated tulsa yesterday. the game was uncomfortably close tied at 24 at the half. stanford ran away with it. stanford won 72-56. they will play the eight seed in the region michigan tomorrow night. coming up next in our 5:00 hour a big money fight involving silicon valley in texas. the big electronics company at the center of the high speed battle. high speed chase over night how it might be tied to a shooting investigation. if you are driving san
mateo bridge westbound 92, that traffic looks pretty good. also nearby 880 is looking good. we'll tell you more about the traffic and weather on a monday.
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where police are led on a wild high speed chase through two cities. we'll tell you how it could be connected to an earlier drive by shooting. a big week for the nation's highest court that takes up two gay marriage cases including one from california. the search for a missing man off the san mateo county coast. what the coast guard is saying this morning. after years of hard work and millions of dollars spent, two new tunnels set to open at the notorious devil's slide. we'll tell you about the event cal tran has planned later on this morning. good morning. thank you for waking up with us on this monday morning march 25th i'm pam cook. >> we're ready. good morning, i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. i'm glad to see steve paulson back. >> i'm glad to be back too. >> feeling a bit better. >> i know. we do have a lot of high clouds spilling over us today. it will not be as nice as the
weekend. pam and dave told me it was a very nice weekend. [ laughter ] i had to take their word for it. i didn't see much of it. today 50s and 60s and low 70s. here is sal. right now we are looking at 880 as you drive through the traffic does look good as you get up to the downtown oakland area. also we are looking at westbound bay bridge. that traffic is moving along very nicely at the toll plaza. it's 5:00 let's go back to the desk. over night news a car involved in a high speed chase through alameda county might be connected to a shooting in hayward. ktvu channel 2 reporter tara moriarty joins us from hayward with more on this possible connection. tara. >> reporter: this is where police say that an innocent bystander could have been killed in a drive by shooting. right now police are looking at surveillance video from that gas station to see if it provides more clues. authorities believe the suspect involved in this shooting is who led them on a child chase just hours later. our cameras caught the high
speed chase north on 880 through oakland late last night. police tried to pull the driver over in hayward just after 11:00 for a dui in reckless driving. the car ended up spinning out of control. police cars smashed into it to box the driver in and arrest him. officers say people in the car were throwing things out on to the roadway. they never found thosements but officers did find weapons inside the vehicle when they finally stopped. >> they pursued the vehicle all the way into oakland where it crashed on its own. the three occupants were taken to custody from there. >> reporter: police believe those three could be tied to a shooting in hayward early yesterday afternoon. a man was driving with his wife and child when he was struck by a bullet. he was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. it may also be linked to another crime. this time in the south bay.